|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2004|
COURIER-JOURNAL OBITUARY 08-31-2004.
JEFFERSONVILLE BOTTORFF, BARBARA J., 80, died Sunday at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was the former Barbara Jetta Hugg of Platte, SD. She attended the University of South Dakota at Springfield and in 1946, she married prominent Jeffersonville attorney Robert G. Bottorff, who preceded her in death in 1988. She was past president of the Clark County (IN) Historical Society and the Howard Steamboat Museum of Jeffersonville. She led the project to preserve and restore the museum after it was ravaged by fire in March 1971. Beginning in 1974, she served two terms on the Indiana Arts Commission and in 1981 she was designated a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Robert D. Orr for her work in historic preservation and the arts. She was accredited as a master judge of horticulture and floral design by the National Council of State Garden Clubs and was past Indiana state chairman of the judges' flower show schools. She was a frequent judge of horticulture and floral design at the Kentucky State Fair, Indiana State Fair and at county 4-H Fairs throughout southern Indiana. An expert rosarian and horticulturist, she cultivated many varieties of old fashioned roses, hollies and daffodils. In 1990, she received the E.R. Honeywell Horticultural Award from Purdue University and the State Garden Clubs of Indiana and was named Indiana Garden Club "Woman of the Year." The Indiana state legislature adopted a resolution honoring her for her garden club work in 1991. She was a member of the American Rose Society, Louisville Rose Society, the American Holly Society and American Daffodil Society. She was also past president of Terrace Garden Club, Jeffersonville Study Club and Psi Iota Xi sorority, served on the Clark Memorial Hospital Foundation and was a member and former trustee of Wall Street United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John G. and Lillian (Baer) Hugg of Platte, a brother, George Hugg, of Platte; and a sister, Alice Novak, of Renton, WA. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Michael P.) Skehan of Indianapolis, IN, James L. (Carlene) Bottorff of Jeffersonville, IN, and Elizabeth (Mark A.) Ahlemann of Mishawaka, IN; two sisters, Patricia J. Fite of Academy, SD, and Lillian Houchen of Carson, CA; four grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Bottorff of Jeffersonville, Jenny Skehan of Indianapolis, Robert M. Skehan of San Francisco, CA, and Robert G. Bottorff of South Bend, IN; and two great-grandchil-dren. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coots Funeral Home, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc. or Wall Street United Methodist Church.
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